Premium audio company Master & Dynamic are launching their most technically sophisticated headphones yet in Australia this month. The new MW65 Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Over-Ear Headphones don’t come cheap at A$849.95. Let me be clear, I think that’s an absurd price to pay for a set of headphones regardless of the...
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    Google Assistant has finally gone all official in Australia for those Sonos users via a free software update. After spending some time in the early release beta program, Sonos believes the feature is ready for prime time. The new update marries the best of Google Assistant’s smarts with Sonos’...
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    When SONOS first announced the SONOS One speakers, they announced the microphones would interact with a number of voice assistants. While Amazon’s Alexa was supported out of the box, Google Assistant was always promised, but more than a year went by. Now Google Assistant is finally available for the...
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  • Coloured Sonos could be the perfect mother’s day gift

    May 12th is approaching quickly and if you’re stuck for a Mother’s Day gift, then you may want to consider this. Priced at $349, the HAY speaker is a result of a collaboration between Danish design duo HAY and Sonos. While the standard range of Sonos speakers comes in...
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    Sonos have a crazy long list of supported music services and today that list got a little longer. Beginning today, YouTube Music is now available to play on all Sonos speakers. Just update the Sonos app, jump into the settings menu and Add a new music service. You’ll now find YouTube...
  • Louis Vuitton launches A$1,600 Wireless Earphones

    Luxury fashion brand, Louis Vuitton is entering the portable audio market with new wireless earphones. In a partnership with Master & Dynamic the Louis Vuitton Horizon Earphones combine Louis Vuitton’s iconic designs with the elevated sound technology of Master & Dynamic. The Louis Vuitton Horizon earphones are inspired by...
  • Amazon’s Alexa Announcements goes live in Australia

    Alexa Announcements has landed in Australia, meaning Aussies can now use their Alexa-enabled devices as a one-way intercom system to share quick, broad messages with the whole family. Simply say to your Alexa-enabled device, “Alexa, announce dinner is ready,” and “Dinner is ready” will be announced in your voice...
  • Sonos Amp v2 announced

    The Sonos Amp was well overdue for a refresh and has now got one. The second generation Amp is now black, wider, deeper but still aims to service the same need, to be a home audio hub that powers traditional wired speakers with sound from nearly any source. It...
  • UE BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 are coming in September

    Ultimate Ears speakers are now in their third iteration with the next generation Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 announced. Portable, waterproof Bluetooth speakers enable you to take sound with you, regardless of how active your lifestyle is. The gen 3 speakers have been redesigned, now featuring a two-toned design, made of...
  • Plantronics introduce Backbeat GO 600 headphones for a great price

    Plantronics have announced the Plantronics BackBeat GO 600 Series which are wireless, over-the-ear immersive headphones featuring unique capabilities for people who put music first, at an economical price point. To ensure music lovers can create the listening experience they prefer, BackBeat GO 600 comes equipped with dual equalisation (EQ)...
  • Review: Sonos Beam, the more affordable, smarter soundbar

    Sonos continues to expand its product portfolio and with the Sonos Beam, its the second product from them with a built-in voice assistant, clearly building on the success of the Sonos One. This is the third product from SONOS designed to sit under your TV. First the Playbar, then the Playbase...
  • Review: Sony LF-S50G, the 360 degree speaker with Google Assistant

    It used to be that homes started their entry into IoT by way of a connected lightbulb, but that’s changing. In 2018, the arrival of connected smart speakers with voice assistants are now for many, the first device and it ends up being the primary interface to control the...
  • LG is adding Google Assistant to 2018 premium sound lineup, to be shown off at CES

    Its not even 2018 yet, but we already know LG has plans to improve their premium audio range next year with features like Google Assistant. At CES 2018, LG will showcase their latest hardware products in their premium audio range. This year, they’re making products sound better and be smarter, which they...
  • Game over: SONOS One will support Alexa, Google Home and Apple Airplay 2

    Sonos is getting into the voice-activated home assistant market with a new smart speaker announced overnight. The Sonos One looks like the Play:1 speaker, but has some serious upgrades. Sonos One will launch with Amazon Alexa support and add Google Assistant in 2018. The Sonos One will be available globally Oct. 24 and...
  • SONOS now lets you buy direct with online store.

    Until now, you’ve had to find a reselller to purchase Sonos products from, but you’ll now be able to shop directly from Sonos.com.au. Sonos Australia say they want to provide Australians with another way to fill their homes with music, with a new online store that offers a great customer...
  • Review: Polk Omni SB1+ offers voice volume adjust

    Design The Polk Omni SB1+ is made up of two key devices, the soundbar and the subwoofer. Both support a luxurious curves that give an elegance not always found in our modern black electronics. The soundbar has a slim profile which allows the sleek design to blend in, rather...
  • Review: Plantronics BackBeat Fit headphones

    Plantronics are back with another set of headphones and this time they’re aimed squarely and fairly at the fitness market. The BlackBeat FIT headphones are lightweight, waterproof and have pretty great battery life. After spending a few weeks living with them, here’s the review. Design and Comfort The BackBeat...
  • Review: Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2

    Headphones are an incredibly personal thing and finding the right pair is a journey that can last years. Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 is their latest entrant into the market that plans to service all your needs in a single headset. The Pro 2 is a significant update on the original...
  • SONOS updates the PLAY:5, speakers now automatically adjust to their environment

    Sonos have announced an update to their PLAY:5 speaker. The new refined design has a very different look to the original PLAY:5 and also has some great smarts in the software. Trueplay is software exclusive to Sonos that raises the bar for home audio. This works by adjusting your...

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